WWT Enters Strategic Partnership with Savvis

WWT announces strategic partnership with Savvis, a CenturyLink company and a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises.

October 18, 2011 4 minute read

ST. LOUIS (October 19, 2011) – World Wide Technology, Inc.(WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, today announced its strategic partnership with Savvis, a CenturyLink company and a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. The partnership enhances WWT’s comprehensive suite of private, public and hybrid cloud products and service offerings.

“WWTis proud to partner with best-of-breed organizations like Savvis,” said Bob Olwig, vice president of business strategy for World Wide Technology. “This partnership strengthens WWT’s ability to help our clients transform their data centers with powerful cloud infrastructure solutions and services, including virtualization, advanced compute, storage, networking and facilities. WWTis committed to maintaining our leadership in this growing market and is excited about the opportunity to further enhance our cloud offerings.”

Savvis offers SavvisSymphony, a visionary suite of flexible enterprise cloud services, designed and deployed to meet a broad range of global computing needs. The Symphony suite includes Open public cloud, Dedicated private cloud, Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) and Database, an Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server database solution.

“Savvis provides a wide array of enterprise-class services for World Wide Technology to deliver cloud-based solutions to the market,” said JaywantRao, vice president of global alliances for Savvis. “WWTis providing high business value to its clients through practical and innovative approaches, and we are excited to partner with them as an integral part of the SavvisAlliances Program.”

Savvisjoins WWT’s robust ecosystem of partners, vendors and service providers, which includes Cisco, Citrix, EMC, HP, NetApp and VMware among others. WWT draws on this pool of resources to provide vendor-neutral, objective advice designed to best fit their customers’ IT environment and needs.

About World Wide Technology

World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to the commercial, government and telecom sectors. The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers manage the planning, procurement and deployment of IT products and solutions. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware (NYSE: VMW); Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS‎); NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs over 1,600 people and operates more than 1.5 million square-feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in 20 facilities throughout the world.

About Savvis

Savvis, a CenturyLink company, is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Nearly 2,500 unique clients, including more than 30 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, use Savvis to reduce capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest advances in cloud computing.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice and wireless services to consumers and businesses across the country and advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to business, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink also is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company. CenturyLink's customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country's largest cities to families living in rural America. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

For more information, visit www.savvis.com or www.centurylink.com.


Edward Levens for WWT

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